Informatics Building

University of Leicester, University Road, Leicester LE1 7RH

0116 252 3600

www.le.ac.uk

Guide Last Updated: 08/06/2017

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Access Guide

  • Monday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Tuesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Wednesday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Thursday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Friday 09:00 - 17:00.

  • Saturday Closed.

  • Sunday Closed.

  • The University Campus is located to the south of Leicester City Centre, accessed via University Road. This leads off London Road (A6) and Welford Road (A5199), both of which lead south off of the Inner Ring Road (A594).

  • Parking on campus is very limited, but there are several public car parks nearby.

  • Bus routes 47, 47a, 48, 48a, 80 and 80a stop on University Road, close to this building.

  • Leicester Station is located on the south side of the City Centre, just off the Inner Ring Road. University Road can be reached from here using the 48 or 80 bus. Leicester is on the London - Sheffield and the Birmingham - Stansted lines.

  • The car park is located to the rear of the Attenborough Building next to College House.

  • The nearest building(s) to this car park is/are the Attenborough Building.

  • The car park type is open air/surface.

  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

  • The car park surface is tarmac.

  • Designated Blue Badge parking bays are available.

  • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked.

  • There is/are 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within this car park.

  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 386cm x 530cm (12ft 8in x 17ft 5in).

  • This car park can be used by Blue Badge holders and permit holders.

  • There are no parking charges.

  • There is not a designated drop off point in this car park.

  • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access to the car park from the the Computer Sciences building.

  • This car park is not clearly signposted from the Computer Sciences Building main entrance.

  • The nearest designated bay is 59m (64yd 1ft) from the Computer Sciences Building main entrance.

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.

  • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.

  • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.

  • The door(s) is / are double.

  • The width of the door opening is 150cm (4ft 11in).

  • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.

  • There is a ramp/slope at this entrance.

  • The ramp/slope is located in front of the entrance.

  • The ramp/slope gradient is easy.

  • The ramp is permanent.

  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

  • There is step free access throughout the building via lift(s).

  • There are doors in corridors which have to be opened manually.

  • There is not clear signage for building facilities/areas in the foyer/reception area.

  • There is no directional signage at key points of circulation routes.

  • There is some flooring in corridors with large, repeating patterns that incorporate bold contrasting colours or simulate steps.

  • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.

  • The lighting levels are varied.

  • This building does not play background music.

  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

  • There is a lift for public use.

  • The lift is located at the rear of the building.

  • The lift is a standard lift.

  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1.

  • The lift is approximately 46m (50yd 11in) from the main entrance.

  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.

  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 110cm (4ft 11in x 3ft 7in).

  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.

  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.

  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.

  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.

  • The lift does not have Braille markings.

  • The lift does have tactile markings.

  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.

  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

  • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1.

  • There are 15+ steps between floors.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • The steps are clearly marked.

  • The steps are deep (18cm+).

  • The steps do have handrails.

  • The steps have a handrail on both sides.

  • There is a landing.

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.

  • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.

  • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.

  • This accessible toilet is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.

  • This accessible toilet is located on the left past the staircase.

  • There is an additional accessible toilet located on the 1st floor at the rear of the building.

  • There is level access to this accessible toilet.

  • This is a unisex toilet.

  • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.

  • The door opens by sliding.

  • The door is locked by a twist lock.

  • The width of the accessible toilet door is 82cm (2ft 8in).

  • The door is light.

  • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 200cm x 195cm (6ft 7in x 6ft 5in).

  • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.

  • There is a lateral transfer space.

  • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.

  • The lateral transfer space is 102cm (3ft 4in).

  • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.

  • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.

  • The tap type is lever.

  • There is a mixer tap.

  • There is an emergency pull cord alarm in the cubicle.

  • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.

  • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.

  • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.

  • There is a/are coat hook(s).

  • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.

  • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.

  • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.

  • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.

  • There is a mirror.

  • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.

  • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).

  • There is not a hand dryer.

  • There is a towel dispenser.

  • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • The height of the towel dispenser is 133cm (4ft 4in).

  • There is a toilet roll holder.

  • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).

  • There is a wash basin.

  • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.

  • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).

  • The height of the wash basin is 80cm (2ft 7in).

  • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.

  • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.

  • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.

  • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.

  • The lighting levels are bright.

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.

  • There are male and female standard toilets facilities on the basement floor and the ground floor.

  • The female and male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located at the rear of the building.

  • The female and male toilets are 23m (25yd 6in) from the main entrance.

  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilets.

  • Lighting levels are bright.